Rondi Escobar

   Rondi Anne (Lamfers - Hill) Escobar, 48, formerly of Belmond, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Jan. 6, 2021 at her home in Laguna Vista, TX. Services were held Jan. 15 at Ewing Funeral Home in Belmond.

  Rondi was born Jan. 15, 1972 in Belmond to Bonnie and Wayne Lamfers. She attended school in Belmond, Clarion and Webster City where she met and kept many life-long friends. Her parents later divorced.

  When Rondi was 10, her mother married Walt Hill. He was her dad for 38 years, and she looked to him for guidance and help with everything -- from showing her how to saddle her horse as a child, to hanging every picture in her house. As a child, Rondi enjoyed life on the farm, riding horses and attending the Eagle Grove sale barn.

  Rondi graduated from Webster City High School in 1990. She married Scott Ralston in 1991 and they had one daughter, Eden Andrea Ralston. The couple later divorced.

  In 2000, her son Navi Andrew Hudson was born.

  Rondi loved being a mother first and foremost, so much so that she decided to take on her own Girl Scout troop. In the first year she and her 22 Brownie Scouts sold over 5,000 boxes of cookies, reflecting her passion to bring people together.

  She was a fan of keeping busy and would take any and every job to help support her family regardless of the work. Among her favorites was being the manager at Breadeaux Pizza in Webster City. She would often talk of the great memories made there.

  Rondi loved to love people, and as her children grew up she knew she was destined to care for others. After her mother almost died, she decided she wanted to go into nursing. She attended Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. In 2007 she became a registered nurse and received her bachelors of science degree.

  After Eden’s high school graduation in 2009, the family moved to San Antonio, Texas where Rondi’s love of traveling flourished. She had a goal to visit every Hard Rock Cafe the world had to offer. With Navi by her side, their travels led them to many and exotic places, including, but not limited to: enjoying the great pyramids of Egypt by camelback, immersing in the culture of Beirut, Lebanon, and her last trip, scaling the Great Wall of China with Navi and Eden in 2019.

  When she wasn't traveling or nursing, she continued her life-long love affair with reading romantic novels and watching her favorite TV show, Friends. She always saw herself as a Monica. She is remembered as always having a sense of humor. She had a compassionate soul and loved to make people laugh and feel good about themselves.

  Rondi had an unquestionable love for the holidays, especially Christmas, and would be caught frequently listening to Christmas carols even in the summer.

  She was preceded in death by her grandparents Walt and Beverly Boyd, Harley and Yvonne Hill, and Phyllis and Harry Wenig; uncles Terry Boyd and Gary Lamfers; and her partner and Navi’s father, Ivan Hudson, Jr.

  Those left to cherish Rondi’s memory are her daughter Eden Ralston (Mike Mauriello) and daughter Annabelle; son Navi, who will be living with his grandparents in Laguna Vista; parents Bon and Walt Hill of Laguna Vista; Wayne (Petra) Lamfers; her brother Rob (Emily) Lamfers-Hill and their children Andrew, Avery and Alec of Belmond; step-siblings Ashley Hanson (Nicole) and Austin Hanson (Angie); and several uncles and cousins.